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Energy Retrofitter

Job Snapshot: 
Always in a new location, you are implementing systems that save energy in homes, institutions, and businesses in this rapidly expanding field. As regulations change and social attitudes shift, more and more homeowners will be requesting energy retrofits for their homes.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
In response to recommendations made by energy auditors, you will be responsible for installing energy efficient systems, making upgrades to a building's infrastructure (such as plumbing, heating, insulation, lighting, windows etc.), draft-proofing, and assisting with energy audits. You will communicate with clients and auditors about appropriate retrofit solutions specific to each scenario.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: energy efficiency and LEED principles, building principles, renewable energy sources.

Skills: mathematics, communication, technical language understanding, problem solving

Education and Recommended Courses: 
Training in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, general contracting, energy management certification, and other trades is desirable. Useful courses include mathematics, physics, chemistry, techonology, and English.
Potential Earnings: 
$35,000-$40,000
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You will interact with clients (homeowners, businesses, facility operators), energy auditors, and materials vendors on a daily basis. Work is often individual.

Atmosphere: Generally in homes or businesses, though some office work may be required

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